There’s an amazing conversation going on in our world about how to attract and invite abundance into our lives – have you heard about it yet?
Sadly, my experience tells me that most people want amazing amounts of abundance in their lives, yet they are not in the place financially speaking to powerfully attract abundance in the most optimal way.
What I see is this – there’s a financial energy spectrum that spans from scarcity, to sufficiency (as the mid-point of the spectrum), to abundance. At the scarcity point of the continuum, the financial energy is hectic and chaotic which tends to come from feelings of “not enough,” people feeling overwhelmed by money, and a general sense of disorganization when it comes to finances. At the sufficiency point, the energy is more stable, with a sense of ease about having enough money and other resources to live life peacefully with what you need and a healthy level of financial knowledge. And at the abundance point, you’re attracting amazing things into your life as you’re standing on a strong financial foundation.
In order to powerfully attract abundance, however, most people first get to focus on shifting from scarcity to sufficiency. I’ve found that creating abundance is much easier when you can stand on a strong financial foundation that demonstrates your ability to steward your money well. When you come from this place of power, the Universe recognizes that you can be trusted with money and resources, and the abundance (financial and otherwise) begins to show up.
Unfortunately, for the majority of people (70%) who live paycheck-to-paycheck, they end up more toward the scarcity point of the continuum as they are often worried about getting by on a day-to-day basis. So what can you do if you’re one of the many people who want to make a conscious energetic shift out of scarcity and toward sufficiency so that at some point in the near future you can powerfully invite abundance into your life?
The answer: focus on your financial health. Understand what financial health means to you and who the professionals are that can support you in understanding financial health. Begin to learn about money management and best practices when it comes to your finances, and complete a self-assessment of your own financial health.
As I’ve shared before in other articles, “The Financial Health Spectrum™” (which includes the 3 phases of Build, Protect, and Grow your financial assets) reflects different levels of financial health and is a good place for you to start assessing where you are and what the next best steps are for you to improve your financial health. You can use this spectrum to identify which financial expert can help you with your goals and to learn the next set of financial skills that will best support you.
Improving along the spectrum is a longer-term process since strengthening your financial foundation and building financial independence is often a multi-step journey that takes place over time and with attention to progress (and not perfection). It is also important to note that it is possible to be in more than one phase at the same time (i.e. saving for retirement (Grow) while looking to more proactively manage your monthly cash flow (Build) and put the proper legal paperwork in place (Protect)).
Take some time today to understand where you are in terms of your financial health – and ask yourself, are you ready to do what it takes to shift your financial energy and begin to create the abundant life of your dreams?